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Amazing trail and great view

Since we were not able to get a parking spot for our RV at Wonderland Trail, we decided to do the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mainz, Germany
A quiet side Acadia trail worth the visit if you go to see the Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse

We went to see the light house (disappointing) and hiked this trail as an after thought. Not a long... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
New Philadelphia, Ohio
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This scenic hiking trail winds around a tiny cove.
Bass Harbor, Tremont, Mount Desert Island, ME
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All reviews easy hike low tide tree roots great hike tidal pools pink granite easy parking rocky shores nice walk popular hike crashing waves off the beaten path down the road on the rocks short hike parking is limited of mount desert island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

1.3 mile, figure-of-eight loop, east of Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse on Route 102A, mostly through forest with the occasional interpretive panel. Easy amble, even in flip flops. Dogs are allowed provided they are leashed. Modest parking off the road, but enough space available along the...More

Thank wucie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we were not able to get a parking spot for our RV at Wonderland Trail, we decided to do the Ship Harbor Nature Trail instead. And it was a good idea: the trail is shaped like an eight, so you can walk a different...More

Thank AnjaB90
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We went to see the light house (disappointing) and hiked this trail as an after thought. Not a long walk (1.2 miles) but worth every step! Hike the two left arms and save the seaside return for the way back. Wonderful views of rock formations...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Easy hike on "The Quiet Side". Beautiful views, nice hiking trail. We spent the day enjoying the hikes and views in this area.

Thank dotravels
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This was a beautiful hike that my 3 and 4 year old really enjoyed. This trail takes you on top off the cliffs where wonderland takes you to the shore line. (They are basically right beside one another). It was a very well maintained trail.

Thank kristen o
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Nice trail for a family. Good at lower tide for exploring in the pools. Go early in the morning or for the sunset.

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This was a nice little hiking trail that can be combined with the Wonderland Trail near Southwest Harbor. It's on the "quieter side" of Mount Desert Island, so it's more off the beaten path and a little less crowded than the trails on the east...More

Thank Kristi J
Reviewed 6 August 2018

A wonderful, easy trail for nature lovers. Easy parking. Many views reminded us of Winslow Homer paintings.

Thank TeacherJohn
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We walked the Ship Harbor Trail in the afternoon after having completed the Beech Cliff Loop in the morning. This was a great combination since the two hikes are so different from each other. This trail is mostly flat, and you can follow the coast...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 20 May 2018

This is a short hike. Nothing spectacular. Views are ok. Not as much to see on this side of Mount Desert Island.

Thank Denise R
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William B
18 August 2017|
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Response from Helene T | Reviewed this property |
The answers above are accurate, there are several variations and options in the walk to the ocean si it depends which one you take. If rocks and up and down little hills and uneven ground are not for you, then stay straight... More
William B
18 August 2017|
Response from igal27 | Reviewed this property |
It's not long -- about 2 km -- and an easy trail. The time it takes you to do it will depend how fast you walk, how often you stop, etc. It's a very nice trail, but use generous amount of mosquito repellent!